Home Authors Posts by Bruce Newbury

Bruce Newbury

Bruce Newbury

Lobster rolls still king in Rhode Island

There are very few dishes in the Ocean State that can start conversations, even arguments, as a lobster roll can. It is one of the...
Bruce Newbury

Women in the lead in hospitality

The Rhode Island Hospitality Association recently relaunched the Women in Hospitality Council with more than 65 women on the outdoor patio at NYLO Hotel...
Bruce Newbury

Newport offers eclectic dining options

“So, where is the fish market in Newport?” The vacationer was from San Francisco and quizzing me on the local restaurant and food scene....
JOE PISCOPIO, founder of the Iron Works Tavern in Warwick along with his wife Lori, has agreed to sell the restaurant to the Newport Harbor Corp. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVID LEVESQUE

Iron Works Tavern bought by Newport Harbor Corp.

WARWICK – The Newport Harbor Corp. is adding to its ever-expanding roster of Rhode Island restaurants, announcing today the acquisition of the Iron Works...
Bruce Newbury

June launches busy food festival season in R.I.

Even in the heyday of food festivals in the first decade of the restaurant boom, it would have been tough to top the number...
CELEBRITY CHEFS surround special guests Jacques Pepin, Sarah Moulton and Rick Moonen at last night's fund-raiser for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Over $180,000 was raised to support the Food Bank's Community Kitchens culinary job training program. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOOD BANK

Celebrity chefs cook and mingle in Newport for food bank

NEWPORT - “Jacques Pepin is out on the patio!” said an excited guest to her companion as two hundred foodies enjoyed being in the...
Bruce Newbury

Not a recipe for failure

Recently, two East Greenwich restaurants on Main Street abruptly closed their doors. The story is that in mid-May, The Grille on Main, a mainstay on...
ROLLIE WESEN, right, co-founder and chief operations officer of the Jacques Pépin Foundation and a culinary professor at Johnson & Wales cooks with with Chef Ron Lewis, left, instructor with the Food Bank’s Community Kitchen program. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOOD BANK

Celebrity chefs to cook in Newport to celebrate RICFB’s Community Kitchen

NEWPORT - A galaxy of culinary stars will cook and mingle with local foodies on Thursday night at Newport Vineyards. The Rhode Island Community...
Bruce Newbury

Pizza wars breaking out in R.I.

(Corrected at 12:13 p.m. to fix Westerly location in second paragraph.) Pizza is in the spotlight. Gourmet pizza, grilled pizza, wood-fired pizza, coal-fired pizza, brick-oven...
Bruce Newbury

Perfect storm leads to lobster price hike

The price and availability of lobster, particularly lobster meat, is causing consternation among diners and restaurateurs nationwide. A combination of severe winter weather in March...
- Featured Event -

Latest News